It's the increase of prostaglandins that causes all those nice symptoms. Add UC and it will just increase the symptoms as well.
Not all women have high amounts of prostaglandins (unbelievable), and I actually know some women who haven't ever had a cramp during periods. How in the world could some possibly miss out on all the writhing cramps and toilet sitting feeling like every orifice "down there" is puking...oh the fun!
The antiprostaglandin meds used for periods are ibuprophen, aspirin and naproxen. I'm sure maybe 5ASA meds could help somewhat if taken via rectum a few days before and a few days during periods??
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!